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Submitted by vowles_23 on September 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM.
Everyone has off days, but there is always something that you can take from it. Playing on chess.com live servers today, I scored just 0.5/5 - and my internet connection wasn't helping. Nor was the fact that the tournament I had signed up for started...Read more »
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My grandmother and father introduced me to chess at a young age, but I did not pursue it. They very rarely played chess, but I received a chess board as a present, and I was taught the basics. I took to playing chess and aiming to improve my game in March 2010. You could say that I started playing chess then. My first tournament was a junior tournament, in which I lost all my games.
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